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Father stunned by the fact that the wounded man’s nightclub shooting suspect

  • Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac, center left, Mayor John Cranley, second from left, and City Manager Harry Black, left, announces the arrest of Cornell Beckley and Deondre Davis in connection with the Cameo night club shooting during a press conference at police headquarters, Thursday, 30 March 2017, in Cincinnati. At least two people opened fire into a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    (Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac, right, next to Mayor John Cranley, second from left, and city manager Harry Black, left, announces the arrest of Cornell Beckley and Deondre Davis in connection with the Cameo night club shooting during a press conference at police headquarters, Thursday, 30 March 2017, in Cincinnati. At least two people opened fire into a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    (Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac, Mayor John Cranley, left, announces the arrest of Cornell Beckley and Deondre Davis in connection with the Cameo night club shooting during a press conference at police headquarters, Thursday, 30 March 2017, in Cincinnati. At least two people opened fire into a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    (Associated Press)

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CINCINNATI – The father of a man is in critical condition in the hospital after a Cincinnati nightclub shooting, said he was elated to learn that the police were charging two suspects and then destroyed to find out, his son, was one of them.

A man was fatally shot and 16 other people wounded in a dispute escalated in the gunbattle at the Cameo club early Sunday. Police on Thursday announced the arrest of two men on murder charges.

The hospital defendant, the 29-year-old Deondre Davis, not responding, and a fan. His father, Jackie Davis, says not to believe the allegations against his son.

Their attorney, Carl Lewis, says he is waiting for the facts.

No lawyer was on the list for the second suspect, a 27-year-old Cornell Beckley, ahead of an expected Friday to appear before the court.

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